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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Wins

Since 1869

Season Coach W School Notes
2014 Urban Meyer 14 Ohio State  
2013 Jimbo Fisher 14 Florida State  
2012 Nick Saban 13 Alabama  
2011 Les Miles 13 Louisiana State  
2010 Gene Chizik 14 Auburn  
2009 Chris Petersen 14 Boise State  
  Nick Saban 14 Alabama  
2008 Urban Meyer 13 Florida  
  Kyle Whittingham 13 Utah  
2007 June Jones 12 Hawaii  
  Mark Mangino 12 Kansas  
  Les Miles 12 Louisiana State  
  Gary Pinkel 12 Missouri  
2006 Urban Meyer 13 Florida  
  Chris Petersen 13 Boise State  
2005 Mack Brown 13 Texas  
2004 Pete Carroll 13 Southern California W-L-T adjusted to 11-0 by NCAA.
  Tommy Tuberville 13 Auburn  
2003 Dan Hawkins 13 Boise State  
  Terry Hoeppner 13 Miami (OH)  
  Nick Saban 13 Louisiana State  
2002 Jim Tressel 14 Ohio State  
2001 Larry Coker 12 Miami (FL)  
  Gary Crowton 12 Brigham Young  
2000 Bob Stoops 13 Oklahoma  
1999 Bob Pruett 13 Marshall  
1998 Phillip Fulmer 13 Tennessee  
1997 Tom Osborne 13 Nebraska  
1996 LaVell Edwards 14 Brigham Young  
1995 Tom Osborne 12 Nebraska  
  Steve Spurrier 12 Florida  
1994 Tom Osborne 13 Nebraska  
1993 Bobby Bowden 12 Florida State  
1992 Gene Stallings 13 Alabama  
1991 Dennis Erickson 12 Miami (FL)  
  Don James 12 Washington  
1990 Bill McCartney 11 Colorado  
  Bobby Ross 11 Georgia Tech  
1989 Lou Holtz 12 Notre Dame  
1988 Lou Holtz 12 Notre Dame  
1987 Jimmy Johnson 12 Miami (FL)  
1986 Joe Paterno 12 Penn State  
1985 Fisher DeBerry 12 Air Force  
1984 LaVell Edwards 13 Brigham Young  
1983 Rey Dempsey 13 Southern Illinois  
1982 Tom Osborne 12 Nebraska  
1981 Danny Ford 12 Clemson  
1980 Vince Dooley 12 Georgia  
  LaVell Edwards 12 Brigham Young  
1979 Bear Bryant 12 Alabama  
1978 John Robinson 12 Southern California  
1977 Fred Akers 11 Texas  
  Bear Bryant 11 Alabama  
  Dan Devine 11 Notre Dame  
  Lou Holtz 11 Arkansas  
  Joe Paterno 11 Penn State  
1976 Johnny Majors 12 Pittsburgh  
1975 Frank Kush 12 Arizona State  
1974 Bear Bryant 11 Alabama  
  Barry Switzer 11 Oklahoma  
1973 Joe Paterno 12 Penn State  
1972 John McKay 12 Southern California  
1971 Bob Devaney 13 Nebraska  
1970 Frank Lauterbur 12 Toledo  
1969 Don Coryell 11 San Diego State  
  Frank Lauterbur 11 Toledo  
  Joe Paterno 11 Penn State  
  Darrell Royal 11 Texas  
1968 Joe Paterno 11 Penn State  
1967 Lloyd Eaton 10 Wyoming  
  Chuck Fairbanks 10 Oklahoma  
  John McKay 10 Southern California  
1966 Bear Bryant 11 Alabama  
1965 Frank Broyles 10 Arkansas  
  Duffy Daugherty 10 Michigan State  
  Bob Devaney 10 Nebraska  
1964 Frank Broyles 11 Arkansas  
1963 Darrell Royal 11 Texas  
1962 John McKay 11 Southern California  
1961 Bear Bryant 11 Alabama  
1960 Warren Woodson 11 New Mexico State  
1959 Ben Schwartzwalder 11 Syracuse  
1958 Paul Dietzel 11 Louisiana State  
1957 Dan Devine 10 Arizona State  
  Ralph Jordan 10 Auburn  
  Bud Wilkinson 10 Oklahoma  
1956 Phil Dickens 10 Wyoming  
  Bobby Dodd 10 Georgia Tech  
  Bud Wilkinson 10 Oklahoma  
  Bowden Wyatt 10 Tennessee  
1955 Bud Wilkinson 11 Oklahoma  
1954 Woody Hayes 10 Ohio State  
  Bud Wilkinson 10 Oklahoma  
1953 DeWitt Weaver 11 Texas Tech  
1952 Bobby Dodd 12 Georgia Tech  
1951 Bobby Dodd 11 Georgia Tech  
1950 Bear Bryant 11 Kentucky  
  Bob Neyland 11 Tennessee  
1949 Bud Wilkinson 11 Oklahoma  
1948 Frank Howard 11 Clemson  
1947 Blair Cherry 10 Texas  
  Fritz Crisler 10 Michigan  
  Bobby Dodd 10 Georgia Tech  
1946 Wallace Butts 11 Georgia  
  Warren Woodson 11 Hardin-Simmons  
1945 Dana Bible 10 Texas  
  Frank Thomas 10 Alabama  
1944 Frank Tritico 12 Randolph Field  
1943 Elmer Burnham 9 Purdue  
  Don Faurot 9 Iowa Pre-Flight  
  Frank Leahy 9 Notre Dame  
1942 Wallace Butts 11 Georgia  
1941 Wallace Butts 9 Georgia  
  Homer Norton 9 Texas A&M  
  Frank Thomas 9 Alabama  
  Wallace Wade 9 Duke  
1940 Frank Leahy 11 Boston College  
1939 Homer Norton 11 Texas A&M  
1938 Dutch Meyer 11 Texas Christian  
  Bob Neyland 11 Tennessee  
1937 Stub Allison 10 California  
1936 Dutch Meyer 9 Texas Christian  
  Bernie Moore 9 Louisiana State  
  Wallace Wade 9 Duke  
1935 Madison Bell 12 Southern Methodist  
  Dutch Meyer 12 Texas Christian  
1934 Ted Cox 10 Tulane  
  Curtis Player 10 Centenary (LA)  
  Frank Thomas 10 Alabama  
1933 Howard Jones 10 Southern California  
  Francis Schmidt 10 Texas Christian  
1932 Pete Cawthon 10 Texas Tech  
  Howard Jones 10 Southern California  
  Francis Schmidt 10 Texas Christian  
1931 Bernie Bierman 11 Tulane  
1930 Knute Rockne 10 Notre Dame  
  Wallace Wade 10 Alabama  
1929 O.E. Hollingbery 10 Washington State  
  Howard Jones 10 Southern California  
1928 William Alexander 10 Georgia Tech  
1927 Enoch Bagshaw 9 Washington  
  Biff Jones 9 Army  
  Gus Tebell 9 North Carolina State  
  George Woodruff 9 Georgia  
1926 Pop Warner 10 Stanford  
1925 Enoch Bagshaw 11 Washington  
  Howard Jones 11 Southern California  
1924 Knute Rockne 10 Notre Dame  
1923 Enoch Bagshaw 10 Washington  
1922 Gus Henderson 10 Southern California  
1921 Charley Moran 10 Centre  
  Greasy Neale 10 Washington & Jefferson  
  Knute Rockne 10 Notre Dame  
1920 Xen Scott 10 Alabama  
1919 Dana Bible 10 Texas A&M  
1918 William Juneau 9 Texas  
1917 Pop Warner 10 Pittsburgh  
1916 Charles Daly 9 Army  
  Bubs Mosley 9 Baylor  
1915 Bennie Owen 10 Oklahoma  
1914 Bob Folwell 10 Washington & Jefferson  
  T.C. Trenchard 10 North Carolina  
1913 Bob Folwell 10 Washington & Jefferson  
  Pop Warner 10 Carlisle  
1912 Pop Warner 12 Carlisle  
1911 Pop Warner 11 Carlisle  
1910 Joseph Thompson 9 Pittsburgh  
1909 Howard Jones 10 Yale  
1908 Sol Metzger 11 Pennsylvania  
1907 Pop Warner 10 Carlisle  
1906 William Reid 10 Harvard  
1905 Fielding Yost 12 Michigan  
1904 Henry Williams 13 Minnesota  
1903 Henry Williams 14 Minnesota  
1902 Amos Alonzo Stagg 14 Chicago  
1901 William Reid 12 Harvard  
1900 Malcolm McBride 12 Yale  
  George Woodruff 12 Pennsylvania  
1899 Amos Alonzo Stagg 16 Chicago  
1898 Amos Alonzo Stagg 14 Chicago  
1897 George Woodruff 15 Pennsylvania  
1896 Amos Alonzo Stagg 15 Chicago  
1895 George Woodruff 14 Pennsylvania  
1894 William Rhodes 16 Yale  
1893 Everett Lake 12 Harvard  
  George Stewart 12 Harvard  
  George Woodruff 12 Pennsylvania  
1892 George Woodruff 15 Pennsylvania  
1891 George Adams 13 Harvard  
  Walter Camp 13 Yale  
  George Stewart 13 Harvard  
1890 Walter Camp 13 Yale  
1889 Walter Camp 16 Yale  
1888 Walter Camp 13 Yale  
1887 Frank Dole 6 Pennsylvania  
1886 Frank Mason 12 Harvard  
1885 Frank Dole 8 Pennsylvania  
1881 Lucius Littauer 6 Harvard